May. 15, 2019

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania hunting and fishing licenses would become portable for the men and women who serve and who have served our country under legislation authored by state Rep. Karen Boback (R-Luzerne/Lackawanna/Wyoming).

“Pennsylvania hunting and fishing licenses currently exist for both disabled and active duty veterans,” Boback said. “House Bill 1380, which was passed unanimously today by the House Game and Fisheries Committee, would allow those same licenses to be used in states where we have already established relationships.”

House Bill 1380 would allow the Pennsylvania’s attorney general to enter into reciprocal agreements with other states that recognize our lawfully issued licenses or permits as resident licenses or permits in their state.

“Our attorney general would naturally have to thoroughly examine other states’ existing hunting and fishing laws and determine if they are compatible with ours,” said Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-York County), chairman of the House Game and Fisheries Committee. “If the bill becomes law, and a reciprocal agreement is reached, not only could our veterans travel there, but that state’s veterans could travel here to enjoy hunting and fishing in Pennsylvania.

“I appreciate Rep. Boback introducing this bill and look forward to helping her move it to the governor’s desk for his signature into law.”

Questions about this or any legislative issues may be directed to Boback’s Dallas office at 570-675-6000 or her Tunkhannock office at 570-836-4777.

Representative Karen Boback
117th District
Representative Keith Gillespie
47th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Scott Little